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Can I use flumist if I have an allergy to eggs?

Can I use flumist if I have an allergy to eggs?

No: You should not have the conventional flu shot or FluMist if you have a known allergy to eggs or have had a prior reaction/allergy to the flu shot. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can I eat egg whites if I have an allergy to eggs?

Can I eat egg whites if I have an allergy to eggs?

NO: Almost 100% of individuals allergic to egg are allergic to egg white or ovoalbumin. A small percentage can tolerate egg yolk; it is safest to avoid all egg products. Recent reports suggest that egg-allergic children might tolerated baked eggs, however it is not straightforward to predict who these semi-tolerant children might be. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to develop an allergy to eggs at age 17?

Is it unusual to develop an allergy to eggs at age 17?

Egg allergy: All food allergies occur in children at a higher frequency than in adults however; food allergy can develop at any age. Food allergy can occur regardless of how many years it has been consumed prior to the first adverse reaction. ...Read more

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How likely is it to develop an allergy to eggs at age 18 but were ok as a child?

How likely is it to develop an allergy to eggs at age 18 but were ok as a child?

Allergies develop : At any time. Do not know why, but it is seen all the time that one has eaten a food for years or taken medication before, and then develops an allergy to it. How likely? Depends on the person and family history. It is more likely in someone who already has lot off allergies. Less likely in someone without preexisting allergies. ...Read more

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What will happen if you have an allergy to eggs? Willl you end up with some malnutrition?

What will happen if you have an allergy to eggs?  Willl you end up with some malnutrition?

No: Although eggs are found in many food items, one can get there protein requirements from other sources such as soy, legumes, fish and chicken to name a few. ...Read more

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What is a class 3 allergy to eggs?

What is a class 3 allergy to eggs?

History is more imp: Not really sure what is meant by this. For food allergy the most important aspect in making this diagnosis is the patient history and what type of reaction occurered. Then food allergy skin test or blood test are done to confirm the history. The level of positivity on these tests are not really predictive of the type of reaction one could have. ...Read more

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What does a class 3 allergy to eggs mean?

What does a class 3 allergy to eggs mean?

High level allergy: When food allergies are evaluated by blood tests, the amount of allergic antibody (ige) against a particular food is quantified and a classification is assigned. The higher the class, the more antibody was found against that food. Class 0 has little or no ige detected while class 6 means very high levels were found. Most allergists feel class 3 or higher indicates significant allergy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a food allergy to eggs but only to a certain part of the eggs?

Is it possible to have a food allergy to eggs but only to a certain part of the eggs?

Yes: There are tests to differentiate an allergy to either the yolk or white of the egg. You can be allergic to one part and not the other. ...Read more

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What should I do about allergy to eggs if i accidentally ate them?

What should I do about allergy to eggs if i accidentally ate them?

Do the following:: Take otc benadryl, (diphenhydramine) 25 mg tabs, take 2 of them. If allergic signs occur (such as tongue or lip swelling, wheezing, 'choking' sensation, severe hives, etc), go to nearest er and administer your Epipen if you have one. Do not waste time 'thinking about it' as anaphylactic reactions can occur very quickly. Fortunately, most are controlled with medications available in the E.R. ...Read more

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Allergy to eggs, poultry should I get a flu shot ? I have ckdstage4.

Allergy to eggs, poultry should I get a flu shot ? I have ckdstage4.

You can get Flu shot: If you are allergic to eggs you can still get flu shot.There is a flu vaccine that does not contain egg proteinapproved for use in adults over the age of 18 and older. But even the flu vaccine containinf egg protein can be given safely to people with egg allergy. Talk it over with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a severe allergy to eggs and penicillin. Can I have a flu shot?

I have a severe allergy to eggs and penicillin. Can I have a flu shot?

Risk/benefit?: People with egg allergy may have a reaction because the vaccine may contain some amount of egg protein. When egg allergy is suspected, patients be can skin tested to the flu vaccine. If the test is positive, the severity of the reaction and the risk/benefits of administering the vaccine should be evaluated. Otherwise, there are meds (tamiflu) that can be given if you actually get the flu. ...Read more

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What are the contraindications for receiving the flu vaccine other than severe allergy to eggs?

What are the contraindications for receiving the flu vaccine other than severe allergy to eggs?

Vaccine Info: The cdc publishes vaccine information sheets for all vaccines given in the us. For influenza: http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-flu.Pdf. ...Read more

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Could egg allergies include all eggs?

Could egg allergies include all eggs?

Yes: Just avoid eggs. Perhaps have your doctor give you an Epipen (epinephrine) prescription if you feel like you might accidentally eat eggs at some point. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an allergies to eggs?

What are the symptoms of an allergies to eggs?

Many dogs few tricks: Symptoms of food allergy are the same regardless of the food - immediate (anaphylactic) hives around the mouth, 2 hours later all over. Swollen lips, tongue, face, eyelids. Expect nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, choking, coughing, difficulty breathing, sense of doom, lightheadedness, loss of consciousness. When not life-threatening as above chronic exposure may exacerbate eczema. ...Read more

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What to feed a child with milk and egg allergy?

What to feed a child with milk and egg allergy?

Many options: Fruits, veggies and grains of course. Protein foods- he/she may eat meats. Their is no reason to not eat meats with egg/milk allergy. Can also try soy products such as soy milk and tofu. Also almonds and almond milk. Walnuts and beans are good protein sources. How was the egg/milk allergy diagnosis made? How severe is the allergy? Did u c an allergist? If so ask them about eating peanuts. ...Read more

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